White Bluebells

ZanderZander Posts: 1






 They're the same size as normal blue bells, and we read up that there was some found down in england somewhere, and that they're extremely rare. Just wondering if anyone has anymore information on them, or any idea as to why they have appeared in our garden? 

There is about 6 little groups of them. We're certain that they are native and not of the Spanish variety. 




  • e1lisee1lise Posts: 14

    Hi, I'm sure cufcskim is right, but appreciate them for how pretty they are, I've got some in my garden and I love them

  • jules2005jules2005 Posts: 2

    I have these growing in my garden along with the pink and blue

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,159

    Sorry but these are Spanish bluebells which come in blue, white and pink, which are hybriding with the native blue one and will gradually wipe them out as they are more vigorous and promiscuous.

    The Vendée, France
  • JuneyJuney Posts: 1

    I have LOADS of these growing in my garden. There were 2 or 3 little groups about 4 years ago which have now multiplied. Have just seen loads of little bulbs/seed pods on ground around these so next year should have even more!

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,115

    Not rare at all, I'm afraid. English bluebells often come in white, but never, ever in pink.

    Those are definitely Spanish imposters.

  • Oakley WitchOakley Witch Posts: 789

    I think they are loverly and will now be stashing all my blue ones so I can make my millions later hehe imageimage

  • bluetitchbluetitch Posts: 2

    I now have about 6 clumps of bluebells. As I am sure they are not native ones should I dig them up?

    As far as I am aware we are not near a bluebell wood. Thanks

  • Muddle-UpMuddle-Up Posts: 9,328

    Alas not rare, Zander, and they ARE the Spanish ones.  They're still lovely, but can be a bit thuggish.  The Spanish ones come in white, pink, lilac, pale and darker blue.

    I have loads in all colours, and I occasionally dig a few dozen or so up just to keep them under control as they do tend to take over in borders, etc..  There are NO native bluebells near us, so I don't think mine will be hybridising with them any time soon.image

    Last edited: 17 May 2016 09:58:03

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  • darren636darren636 Posts: 666

    Its a mutation

    Many plants have a white form

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 4,863

    Don't look Spanish. The bells are in the wrong order. I hope they are, as Darren says, English white ones.

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,892


    My Spanish invaders for comparison if it helps.

  • We have a glorious display of English bluebells every year in the woods at the back of our house.  They are becoming overrun with brambles to some extent but I have a little go at them with the slasher each year.  See:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/norwichhouse-oakridge/albums/72157655792756058

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 4,863

    Your's are a bit more perky Clari. image No offense Zander but droopy is good. image I'll stop now....idle hands!

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